Rather drastic pruning of Little Gems


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I watched a video on "Cutting Back Little Gems" from Jindabyne Nursery in Monbulk, round the corner from me. I watched it about 10 times before I built up the nerve to do it. Very drastic pruning but the video showed loads of growth 6 months later. I wasn't happy with the legginess of them so I gave it a go. That was October and now I have some growth. Relieved I must say but I had decided if they didn't make it I wanted something else there. Here is the initial prune and 3 months later some new growth
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Interesting. I would not have pursued such extreme pruning of Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem', but it is good to know that it is possible.
I would like to see images of how well the plants filled back in.

I also watched the video that was referenced: Cutting Back Little Gems
 
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I am having trouble finding my reduced photos to share. If i manage to work it out I'll post it. But i can assure you Marck that the hard prune worked amazingly. Very full growth.
 
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I'm very glad to hear that it worked out so well. It is good to know that Magnolia can be pruned severely when such a reduction is needed.
 

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